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New! Scots Irish in the Hills of Tennessee icon

New! The Scotch-Irish in Northern Ireland and the American Colonies icon

Highland Heritage: Scottish Americans in the American South icon

Pennsylvania Genealogies: Chiefly Scotch-Irish & German
"This collection of Pennsylvania genealogies is concerned primarily with families which, for the most part, settled in the extreme regions of colonial Chester County, an area for which source material is notoriously scarce. Fully two-thirds of the families included are of Scotch-Irish ancestry, and most, though not all, are brought down to the late nineteenth century. More than 3,000 names are found in the index."

The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania icon 
"The best history of the Scotch-Irish of colonial Pennsylvania ever written, Dunaway's classic is indispensable to the genealogist because it outlines the circumstances behind the settlement of Lowland Scots in Ulster, their life in that Province for two or three generations, and the reasons for their emigration to America, further tracing the important migratory movements of the Scotch-Irish from Northern Ireland to Pennsylvania, and from Pennsylvania down the foothills of the Appalachians through the Great Valley of Virginia to the Carolinas and Georgia."

Scots-Irish in the Carolinas icon

Albion's Seed OK, I'll admit it: only one quarter of this book is about the people of the Border Country. But that one quarter is so good, and so descriptive, and so completely wonderful that you won't mind that the other 3/4 of the book mentions other folkways. If your family background is Scots-Irish, even if ya'll have been here 400 years, you'll find some strikingly familiar tales here! I found a good portion of the Backcountry section of the book excerpted online here, so you can read it to your heart's delight online! And should you click back here and order the book, you can read about Puritans and Quakers and then breathe a deep sigh of relief at being of Border heritage! ;-)

Scotch-Irish Settlers in America, 1500s-1800s Immigration Records CD

Topographical Dictionaries of England, Ireland, and Scotland CD

Scottish-American Wills, 1650-1900

Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s-1800s CD

Irish to America, 1846-1865 Passenger and Immigration Lists CD

Irish to America Passenger and Immigration Lists Vol. 2, 1846-1886 CD

Irish Immigrants to North America, 1803-1871 CD

Irish Source Records, 1500s-1800s CD

Irish in the 1870 Census CD

Irish in the 1910 U.S. Federal Census CD

Irish Vital Records CD 1400s - 1800s

Our Southern Highlanders: Narrative of Adventure in the Southern Appalachians and a Study of Life Among the Mountaineers

Ulster and North America: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Scotch-Irish icon
"Reflecting issues, approaches, and methodologies of contemporary Scotch-Irish studies, these interdisciplinary essays cast new light on Southern Appalachia and ethnic history. Ulster and North America addresses the complex issues of Scotch-Irish (or Ulster Scots) history and ethnic identity by viewing them from a transatlantic and comparative perspective. The eleven essays, originally presented at meetings of the Ulster-American Heritage Symposium by scholars from Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and the United States, address the nature of Scotch-Irish culture by examining values, traditions, demographics, and language. This diverse collection emphasizes several themes: the dynamic nature of Ulster society in the 17th and 18th centuries, which shaped the motives for migration to the New World; the experience of migration, including the expectations and realities of life in the New World; and the development of economic strategies and community building in both Ulster and the New World. The book also provides a comprehensive discussion of the ongoing scholarly debates on ethnic identity and cultural diffusion. The contributors to this volume approach their subject from a variety of disciplines, which emphasizes the diversity of the Scotch-Irish experience. New research presented in this volume illustrates the value of transatlantic dialogue and of comparative studies firmly based in local and regional studies for the understanding of ethnicity and migration history. "For nearly two decades transatlantic scholars have been exchanging ideas at biennial symposia on the Ulster-American experience. This cross-fertilization of scholarship has borne fruit in the present volume of essays. Itmakes a worthy contribution to our understanding of the Scotch-Irish heritage in Southern Appalachia". -- John D. Fair Auburn University "An invaluable contribution to the field of early American history.... For the most part, the history of Ulster Presbyterian settlement has been ignored by serious scholars and consigned to antiquarians and fileopietists. However, this work should firmly establish the importance of Scotch-Irish studies and stimulate more scholars to examine the migration and adaptation of a people who had such a crucial, formative influence on early American society and culture". -- Kerby A. Miller University of Missouri

Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestral Research: A Guide to the Genealogical Records
Described as 'the best book on Irish genealogy ever published.' The first volume is a guide to preliminary research. It describes genealogical collections and indexes in all the major Irish repositories and the published indexes, catalogues, and printed sources available in Ireland and the United States. The various chapters detail the types of records that exist and where, the nature and extent of the holdings, dates of coverage, and the existence of indexes to wills and probates, birth, marriage and burial records, land, census and tax records, and church and parish records. Volume Two is a bibliography of family histories, pedigrees, and source materials published in books and periodicals. It covers such printed works as parish, town and county histories, church records, and family histories. It also has a list of over 1,400 manuscript family histories deposited in public record offices, a survey of the microfilm holdings of various American and Irish institutions, inventories of other manuscript collections, and an index of family history articles appearing in over twenty periodicals.

Scots-Irish in the Hills of Tennessee
Absorbing stories of a race of people who created the civilization in the American wilderness and helped lay the solid foundations for the greatest nation on earth. The Scots-Irish Presbyterians settled in the American frontier during with the 18th century were a unique breed of people with an independent spirit which boldly challenged the arbitrary powers of monarchs and established the church.

The Scotch-Irish: From the North of Ireland to the Making of America
The Scotch-Irish began emigrating to Northern Ireland from Scotland in the seventeenth century to form the Ulster Plantation. In the next century these Scottish Presbyterians migrated to the Western Hemisphere in search of a better life. Except for the English, the Scotch-Irish were the largest ethnic group to come to the New World during the eighteenth century. By the time of the American Revolution there were an estimated 250,000 Scotch-Irish in the colonies, about a tenth of the population. Twelve U.S. presidents can trace their lineage to the Scotch-Irish. This work discusses the life of the Scotch-Irish in Ireland, their treatment by their English overlords, the reasons for emigration to America, the settlement patterns in the New World, the movement westward across America, life on the colonial frontier, Scotch-Irish contributions to America's development, and sites of Scotch-Irish interest in the north of Ireland.

The People with No Name: Ireland's Ulster Scots, America's Scots Irish, and the Creation of a British Atlantic World, 1689-1764  
"More than 100,000 Ulster Presbyterians of Scottish origin migrated to the American colonies in the six decades prior to the American Revolution, the largest movement of any group from the British Isles to British North America in the eighteenth century. Drawing on a vast store of archival materials, The People with No Name is the first book to tell this fascinating story in its full, transatlantic context. It explores how these people--whom one visitor to their Pennsylvania enclaves referred to as ''a spurious race of mortals known by the appellation Scotch-Irish''--drew upon both Old and New World experiences to adapt to staggering religious, economic, and cultural change. In remarkably crisp, lucid prose, Patrick Griffin uncovers the ways in which migrants from Ulster--and thousands like them--forged new identities and how they conceived the wider transatlantic community.

"The book moves from a vivid depiction of Ulster and its Presbyterian community in and after the Glorious Revolution to a brilliant account of religion and identity in early modern Ireland. Griffin then deftly weaves together religion and economics in the origins of the transatlantic migration, and examines how this traumatic and enlivening experience shaped patterns of settlement and adaptation in colonial America. In the American side of his story, he breaks new critical ground for our understanding of colonial identity formation and of the place of the frontier in a larger empire. The People with No Name will be indispensable reading for anyone interested in transatlantic history, American Colonial history, and the history of Irish and British migration."

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